“A protest is a “formal declaration made by a person in interest or concerned in some act about to be done, or already performed, whereby the person expresses the person’s dissent or disapproval, or affirms the act against the person’s will. The object of such a declaration is to preserve some right which would be lost if the person’s implied assent could be made out or to exonerate the person from some responsibility which would attach to the person unless the person expressly negatived the person’s assent.” Black’s Law Dictionary (Rev. 6th Ed.), at p. 1223.” NPM Pg. 5
To note a protest the notary will write in detail, the dates, times, and events that occurred pertaining to the notarial act they were asked to perform and include their official signature and seal with their written statement of events and notify certain parties of the protest.